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[Laptop] Any manufacturers still have real "build your own" laptop?


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#1 Aura

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 06:08 PM

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So I might be looking for a new laptop soon if my current plan doesn't work out, and I was wondering if there's still manufacturers that offers "build your own" laptop services? Where you can pick your CPU, HDD, RAM, etc. I want at least 8GB of RAM, a i5 CPU and a SSD (or even hybrid drive), but it looks like it's IMPOSSIBLE to get these three things together in a laptop. I even tried Dell website to build my own laptop, and I can't change the HDD, nor any other hardware components. I remember that you could do that back in the days, but it looks like you can't anymore. I tried Lenovo as well and a few others. Is there any manufacturer that still offer that service? All I need basically is to change the HDD for a SSD, simple as that, since laptops with 8GB of RAM and a i5 CPU are quite easy to find.

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 06:12 PM

Not sure the degree you can customize. But my last two laptops were from Puget Systems. They met my requirements. Been a couple of years since I bought from them. Very satisfied with service and hardware.

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 06:14 PM

I don't know that manufacturer, first time I heard of them. I'll take a look at it right now. I've tried ASUS and ACER, no go. Same for HP. They all offer low quality 5,400 RPM HDD, I don't want that. If at least it was 7,200 RPM I could consider it but now it's just sad.

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 06:34 PM

Xoticpc is the the place I'd go if I were wanting to customize a laptop.  Honestly though none of the major brands allowed you to ever pick from a drop down menu to ' build your own' That is not what keeps prices down.  They get their prices low by buying a crap ton of barebones like laptops. I bought a desktop system from them once and I was satisfied with it.. no problems.



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Posted 26 January 2015 - 06:44 PM

Along the same lines as the suggestion from Animal and YeahBleeping...

 

Cyberpower http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/category/notebook/
Xoticpc http://www.xoticpc.com/
PowerNotebooks http://www.powernotebooks.com/
SagerNotebooks http://www.sagernotebook.com/home.php
ibuypower http://www.ibuypower.com/Site/17-Inch-Gaming-Laptop
Malibal http://www.malibal.com/

 

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 06:50 PM

Thank you for the XoticPC suggestion, so far, it's exactly what I'm looking for. I don't like iBuyPower, nor CyberPower since you pay way too much for the "look" and not for the hardware. Like Alienwares. I'll take a look at PowerNotebooks and SagerNotebooks as well.

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